I must admit, I’ve never seen the movie “Dumb and Dumber” but based on two recent comments, it appears life is imitating art.On Friday, before heading off for a nice Hawaii vacation, President Obama stated that “shutting down Guantanamo Bay is part of our counterterrorism strategy.”
There’s been many a dumb thing that President Obama has declared, but that may just top an already astounding list. For the president of the United States to say such a thing is beyond belief.Obama actually has convinced himself that the enemy, militant Islamic terrorists, will be nicer if we just let them loose. The really disturbing part of Obama’s statement is he somehow believes he can convince us to follow that folly. I wish I could classify Obama’s statement in some very erudite way, but I can only come up with one: dumb.
Islamic terrorism is not predicated on Guantanamo Bay, it’s based on an ideology that sees the world in a simple bipolar structure — Dar al Islam and Dar al Harb. They seek the triumph of Dar al Islam, which has been clear all throughout history. Long before there was GITMO, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams sat with the Dey of Algiers to inquire as to why the merchant shipping of America was being attacked and our citizens enslaved. The Dey responded that they were commanded to do so.
Shutting down GITMO only accomplishes one thing: it replenishes the enemy with the enemy. There’s still a global conflagration with Islamic terror regardless of what Barack Obama wants to tell himself. If there’s still an ongoing war, then where do we collect those we’ve taken off the battlefield?This is why what Obama said is so very dumb, because he’s told himself there is no war, no fight. He tells himself that because the little fella sitting on his shoulder whispering in his ear told him he was elected to “end wars.”
Unfortunately Obama doesn’t comprehend there are only two ways to end a war: win or lose. Quitting is not a declarative position of victory, it is one of defeat. And releasing the enemy back into the wild doesn’t give you moral superiority. It means the enemy sees you as weak, and yes, dumb.
But then, not to be outdone, someone had to go and say something even “dumber” than what Obama said on Friday. That person wants to be the next president, and if America elects Hillary Clinton, it would be truly the definition of insanity.As reported by Fox News, “Hillary Clinton claimed during Saturday’s Democratic debate that the U.S. is “where we need to be” in the fight against the Islamic State, a comment that drew ridicule from Republicans and seemed to take some of the steam out of an earlier slam against Donald Trump.
The Democratic presidential front-runner addressed the anti-ISIS strategy after taking heat from primary rivals Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley for backing “regime change” in places like Libya and Syria. She countered that these are “complex problems” and said: “We now finally are where we need to be. We have a strategy and a commitment to go after ISIS which is a danger to us as well as the region, and we finally have a U.N. Security Council resolution bringing the world together to go after a political transition in Syria.”
What Obama said Friday was dumb, but what Hillary Clinton said Saturday night was even dumber.
ISIS in recent months has lent command and control coordination to attacks in Beirut, Egypt, and Paris. They inspired a heinous terrorist attack in San Bernardino. They’ve forthrightly stated they will infiltrate the displaced persons from the Middle East — something confirmed in Paris and Finland.ISIS is the most financially stable Islamic terrorist group in recent history and they still maintain a base of operations, a capitol, where they control passport-printing materials. Just this past week there were more arrests of individuals recruiting for ISIS here in the United States, New York and Pennsylvania. And what does a UN Security Council resolution mean? Plus the fact that Saudi Arabia is organizing an anti-terrorism coalition should not be reason for celebration, it demonstrates the response to a lack of leadership and direction from Obama. And I’d be very wary of the Saudis because they can only do so much or else the Wahhabis will go apoplectic.
If there was a coalition led by Egypt or Jordan, I’d be more willing to admit great success.
But former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s declaration indicates a lack of understanding, and this situation is so complex because of her inept handling of her duties while Secretary of State — only to be followed by someone even more inept. You’d think that would be impossible.
In Afghanistan we shared the report that ISIS is now “operationally emergent,” military lexicon meaning ISIS can and is conducting operations in that combat theater. So where does Hillary Clinton come off saying “we are where we need to be” regarding ISIS?
It appears to me that Obama is an Islamist sympathizer and as Hillary Clinton has said we need to “empathize” with our enemies, it seems she will be no better. After all, it was the dynamic duo of Obama and Clinton who armed and supplied Islamic jihadists in Libya. And now we see how well that worked out — ask the families of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty.
And if you haven’t not read the impeccable book,13 Hours, you should. And the film by Michael Bay, “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”, won’t just show how dumb and dumber Obama and Clinton were, and still are. It will also show American courage, valor and bravery in the face of abject cowardice that abandoned them to die, and then lied about it.
Sadly America, we chose dumb — twice. The question now is shall we choose dumber? Actually, it’s not just a matter of dumb and dumber, it’s also corrupt, deceptive, manipulative, delusional, dangerous and unconstitutional.
Remember the saying? “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” So what happens with fool me thrice?
You lose your country.